Pioneers

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Franchise Pioneers of the World™ is a virtual hall of fame created to educate and inspire the next generation of franchise entrepreneurs.


The Rosenberg International Franchise Center Advisory Board nominates and elects inductees. Each pioneer showcased launched a franchise business model in their industry that went on to achieve significant business success. Entrepreneurs can learn from the unique journey of these business visionaries who created franchise brands known around the world.

William Rosenberg

Howard D. Johnson

Raymond "Ray" Kroc

Debbi Fields

J.W. "Bill" Marriott Jr.

Kemmons Wilson